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RESQ YOUTH

OUR HISTORY

ResQ started on March 2001 as a non-profit community organization providing support for at-risk youth. Formed from a group of law enforcers, crown attorneys, lawyers, educators and community representatives dedicated to supporting youth in crisis.

Our mandate is to ensure that all youth receive the best quality education by staying in school. Our objective is to identify and address issues in the community as they affect our youth. We concentrate efforts on illustrating when, how or why certain behaviours are unacceptable and provide our youth with the tools to change. We mediate, educate, counsel and provide mentoring to all young persons in the community.

OUR IMPACT

We LISTEN 

We ENCOURAGE

We NEGOTIATE

We ACCOMMODATE 

We INVESTIGATE

We MEDIATE

We EDUCATE

We PROPAGATE

We ASSOCIATE

We GENERATE

We COOPERATE

We CELEBRATE

We ELEVATE

We INNOVATE

We MOTIVATE and 

We MITIGATE

OUR TEAM

Currently serves on:   

  • Peel Police Black Community Resource Council (BCRC)

  • Brampton Mayor's Black Advisory Committee

  • Member of a Faith Group 

Previously Served on the following:

  •  Served on numerous boards/committees for over 40 years 

  • Sheridan College – Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) 

  • New Horizon Youth Outreach - Founder /President (Defunct) 

  • Jamaica Canadian Association Board - Executive Committee 

  • Peel District School Board - Community Roundtable

  • Peel District School Board Human Trafficking Committee

Awards:

  • Recipient of numerous awards including the Marcus Garvey Award for Advocacy 

  • 100ABC - Accomplished Black Canadian Women

  • Able Award Association of Black Law Enforcers

  • Peel Board of Education – Contribution to Education

  • JunCtian – Excellence in Community Service

  • United Achievers – Community Leadership Award

  • The Marcus Garvey Award for Advocacy

  • The United Way of Peel Community Leadership

Discover the story of ResQ, a non-profit organization established in March 2001 to provide crucial support for at-risk youth.

      ABIGAIL HAMILTON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER

Discover the story of ResQ, a non-profit organization established in March 2001 to provide crucial support for at-risk youth.

DR. DANIEL COWANS  

FOUNDING MEMBER / PSYCHOTHERAPIST  

Dr. Cowans is a certified Christian Counselor and Psychotherapist with a PHD in Psychology & Counselling, two Doctorates with expertise in  Christian Counselling to include Drug Abuse, Anger Management and Marriage Counselling. 

 

Dr. Cowans is a founding member of ResQ Youth International. During this time he has served as a board member and soon after he began to facilitate a counselling Program as part of the Restorative Justice Program. This program is extremely successful and has been incorporated into the core programs of the organization.

 

Dr. Cowans is the senior pastor at the Bibleway Church of God in Christ, in Toronto, Canada.  He is also the Superintendent of the Toronto District of the Church of God in Christ and the founder of the Bibleway Institute of Christian Counseling and Theological Studies in Toronto. He is a former professor of California State Christian University and Victory Bible College.  

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